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UPCOMING SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES  
10:15 AM in Sanctuary
Sunday, October 14, 2018
  Illegal: Reflections of an Undocumented Immigrant
  José Ángel N.

  José Ángel is the author of Illegal , published by the University of Illinois press. October's theme is "Sanctuary?" and this is an opportunity to hear a first person account of what it is like to be undocumented in this country. The UUCUC Choir will be singing. Children will begin in classrooms. The Press will have copies of our speaker's book for sale after the service, and he will be signing copies.

Speaker Biography : José Ángel came to the United States in 1993 and has lived here since. He is currently a PhD student at the University of Illinois at Chicago, in Hispanic Studies. You can explore his blog at   https://joseangeln.wordpress.com/
Sunday, October 21, 2018
  Beloved Community/Radical Hospitality
 Rev. Florence Caplow and Deanna Hence

 Deanna Hence and Rev. Caplow will explore what it means for us here at UUCUC to make a commitment to beloved community and ever-deepening hospitality, at a time when racial and economic divisions are widening daily. Children and youth will begin in the Sanctuary.
Soul Matters
October "Sanctuary"
Today is  National Coming Out Day (October 11) and Sunday (October 14) is Clergy Appreciation Day.
UPCOMING MEETINGS & EVENTS

Bookmark our UUCUC Events and UUCUC Calendar webpage for future reference.
UU Voices Reading Group, led by Rev. Florence Caplow

Many Unitarian Universalists also maintain a relationship with other theological and philosophical understandings: Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Paganism, Humanism, or (fill in the blank!) Skinner House books has published a series of short books with personal, heartfelt essays by UUs who feel that they are, in one way or another, "trans-religious". This reading and discussion group will meet once each month on Sunday after church, and will begin with reading Christian Voices in Unitarian Universalism  (available in paperback or as an e-book). If you are interested, please email Rev. Caplow at minister@uucuc.org for more information. Some loaner books will be available. First session will be October 14 at noon.
UU Social Justice Heroes this Wednesday, October 17th, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm in Fellowship Hall, taught by Rev. Caplow.

Come be inspired by the ordinary/extraordinary Unitarians and Universalists who have shaped America over the centuries. Sign up list in Fellowship Hall on HUB table.
ANNOUNCEMENTS
Interim Religious Education Start-up Postponed

Dear Friends, 
Due to the intensity of this year's religious education start-up and the schedule of the Mid-America regional staff person, the Interim Religious Education Start-up scheduled for Friday, October 19th and Saturday, October 20th is postponed. Stay tuned! The Interim Religious Education Advisory Group is working on some grand plans and will reach out shortly. Members and friends of the congregation will be invited into this discernment process as this congregation discerns the future of religious education. We are also working on rescheduling time to work with regional staff. Thank you for your patience and willingness to be involved.  
On Wednesday, October 31, we will celebrate the Pagan holiday of Samhain in Fellowship Hall at 6:30 pm. Please join us for this ritual honoring our beloved dead, our heroes, and the power of the earth, the season, and the gods toward living our values with strength and integrity. If you have questions or want to help with set-up, clean-up, or the ritual itself, contact Virginia Brubaker or Gail Schiesser .
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2018/19 shared offerings. Do you know an organization that the church offering should support? Submit your nominations via this link:  http://bit.ly/sharedofferingnom . Find our more by visiting the Frequently Asked Questions Page: http://bit.ly/2019sharedofferingfaq .
November 10th: Installation of our minister, Rev. Florence Caplow, and Celebration of Our Shared Ministry. All are invited, but RSVP responses are essential. If you are a member or friend of UUCUC, you should have received an electronic invitation. If you are not a member, or can't find your invitation, click this link to RSVP: http://evite.me/vaKz5TB9WA . Many of you have not yet opened your electronic invitation. This may be you! 
Questions? Contact Jim Hannum jwhannum@gmail.com
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION (RE) NEWS
Register Children and Youth for Religious Education. If you have not registered your child or youth for our religious education program, please do so through the following link. We ask that everyone registers once a year so that we have the most up-to-date contact and health information for our participants. So far, it has been a great year and we look forward to more fun and learning! https://uucuc.breezechms.com/form/0aadff
Professional Staff working with the current religious education program:
Religious Education Start-up is a busy time! It is also fun to meet new friends and see the creative things happen in the Sunday Morning classes. Please know that the following professional staff are working to care for those involved and create programming:

Interim Director of Religious Education: Michele Townsend Grove re-director@uucuc.org
Youth Coordinator: Emily McKown  youthcoordinator@uucuc.org
Coming of Age: Youth in 7th and 8th grade have been meeting with the Coming of Age leadership since the beginning of religious education . Now it is time for these youth to talk with their parents and determine if they wish to commit to the Coming of Age program for the rest of the year. A commitment poster is hanging in the Coming of Age classroom (church library). We ask all youth who wish to commit to this program to sign the poster with their parents. Coming of Age is open to children ages 12-15. When you sign the poster, can you reach out to Michele Grove and let her know? She wants to be sure that all participants and their parents are receiving communication.
CARE CORE NEWS
Tom Gillespie passed away last Sunday. His family has asked that we share this information with you. Here is a link to his obituary : http://www.news-gazette.com/obituaries/2018-10-10/thomas-v-gillespie.html
 
There will be a private burial on Friday morning, the 12th, followed by a visitation from 4-6 pm at Morgan Funeral Home. The address is 1304 Regency Drive in Savoy. All are welcome to the visitation.
 
On Saturday evening the 13th, starting at 5 pm, the family invites you to a Celebration of Life at Tom's house outside Urbana. Preparations had already been made for the annual church auction party of "Beans, Bluegrass, and Barbecue", so they decided to throw a big party in his honor. All are welcome. 
 
The address for Tom's house is: 3413 N High Cross Rd., Urbana, IL 61820 
 
It is out in the country, down a long driveway, so be sure to use a GPS to find your way there, if you haven't been there before. Here are the written directions: Take Cunningham Avenue north towards Rantoul. Once you have passed 'Farm and Fleet' you will be looking for Oaks Road, which is right after Airport Road. Take a right (east) on to Oaks Road and then follow this until you reach the stop sign at High Cross. Take a left (north) on to High Cross and then turn in to the 2nd drive way on the left-hand side. Pull all the way down the driveway, where you will see cars being parked by one of your hosts. Per Bob Gillespie, if you would like to bring an appetizer, please do so! 
MUSIC COMMITTEE NEWS
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You are invited to an Autumn Coffee House and Variety Show!
When: Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 7 pm

Please join us for a fabulous event to entertain friends and family. 
We can’t do this without you! Please sign up bring a snack, help with set-up/clean up, or perform. You can present a song, a story, a dance, a poem, a skit or whatever you want to share. The show will follow the usual format of brief performances (5-7 minutes each).

Again, anyone can help. Sign up to perform, bring yummy snacks, or help with setup/cleanup. A link to the google sign-up sheet goo.gl/QWqSqZ, or just send us a note to the email address and we’ll add you to the list. Questions or Concerns? Contact Tanja Hodges at thodg01s@gmail.com .
SOCIAL ACTION COMMITTEE NEWS
UUCUC Shared Offering. Each month a selected organization is chosen to receive half of our weekly Sunday plate collections, designated checks written to UUCUC with organization's name written in the memo line, cash envelopes collected within the specified month designated for "shared offering" and on-line donations through our give webpage .

For the month of October, we are supporting Feeding Our Kids. Feeding Our Kids is a local 501(c)3 nonprofit that provides nutritious food to food-insecure kids in Champaign County on weekends and school breaks. Two Moms started this grass roots group in 2013 when they became concerned that elementary school students were going home hungry over the weekend and trying to find ways to feed themselves and their siblings. From initially providing food to a few students at two schools, Feeding Our Kids has grown to serve over two dozen schools throughout Champaign County. Their goals are to spread community awareness of hunger and assist every Champaign County school in need. With 1 in every 5 children in need, hunger touches all of us, whether those struggling are our neighbors, school friends, or work colleagues.

We believe that all kids are full of the potential to do great things. We do not believe that hunger should prevent them from achieving that greatness. With the help of the community we are able to insure that these kids are able to have something to eat each weekend.

For information on volunteering or to donate please go to www.feedingourkids.org . Checks made payable to “Feeding Our Kids” can be mailed to PO Box 7422, Champ aign, IL 61826.
The UU Social Action Committee invite you to join their October meeting this Tuesday, October 16, as we have the pleasure of meeting with the good people from Latino Partnership of Champaign County, who will speak at the service this Sunday. We will be exploring how we might become active in helping them with their vision and services. Get involved! Being a part of the solution is rewarding.
Join SoAct in welcoming Chibundo Anwuli Egwuatu on October 14, after worship, at the Social Action Committee Table in Fellowship Hall.

 Talk with Chibundo about her sex work activism and reading group taking place at Channing Murray on alternating Sundays, from 2pm to 4pm. Participants are learning about contemporary sex work activism using film, articles, and blog posts. Most importantly, the group is focused on action. Chibundo is a Predoctoral Fellow and GEO Steward with the Department of Anthropology at the U of I. 
CROP Walk Helps with Tsunami Relief
When there is a disaster, the overseas portion of CROP Walk funding is diverted to help with relief operations where needed. As you know, Indonesia was struck by a 7.5 magnitude earthquake last Friday, followed by a disastrous tsunami which has killed over 1,600 people, with hundreds still missing. Please know that your CROP Walk donations will be put to good use for search and rescue, support for displaced people, continued evacuations, reconnecting electricity and communications networks, and providing fuel, especially for generators at hospitals and cellular operators. To donate go to: https://www.crophungerwalk.org/champaignil
YMCA Film Series - Violence to Healing . Starts Tonight, Thursday October 11 at 7pm at Champaign Public Library.
Death with Dignity Group is hosting "Healthcare and the Art of Dying with Dignity" on Saturday, October 27, from 10am - 11:30am in Fellowship Hall.

As we contemplate how we will face end-of-life issues for ourselves and our family members, it is important to know how to make ones wishes known, and be sure they are carried out. Three physicians will discuss issues related to healthcare at the end of life, followed by a Q and A period. 

Topics include: How can you make a strong ally of your physician? How can you increase the likelihood that your wishes will be carried out when you are nearing the end of life? Are written documents enough? How can you talk to your family to make sure they will be comfortable supporting your wishes? The three speakers for this workshop are: Dr. Michael Aref, palliative care physician, Carle; Dr. Claire Barker, geriatrics physician (retired from Carle); Dr. Joyce Beitel, family practice physician (retired from Carle).

There will be information tables about end of life issues, Hospice, and physician aid-in-dying legislation proposed for Illinois. Light refreshments will be served.
CHURCH CALENDAR
Dates are subject to change. For the most up-to-date information, visit our UUCUC Calendar page .

Note: Parenthesised meetings/events are outside rentals. Asterisk meetings/events are closed.
Thursday, October 11
Care Core Steering Committee / 11:00 am / Library
(Rental: Many Paths: an Agnostic AA) / 6:00 pm / Classroom #1
Racial Justice Project Meeting / 6:30 pm / Children's Chapel
Committee Council Meeting / 7:00 pm / Fellowship Hall

Friday, October 12
(Rental: Strausser/Gitzen Wedding Rehearsal) / 4:00 pm / Sanctuary

Saturday, October 13
Loss of Life Partner Covenant Group / 11:30 pm / Library
(Rental: Strausser/Gitzen Wedding Ceremony) 2:00 pm / Sanctuary
(Rental: Many Paths: an Agnostic AA) / 4:30 pm / Classroom #1

Sunday, October 14
Adult Discussion Group / 9:00 am / Library
Mindful Meditation Group / 9:00 am / YRUU Classroom
Worship Service / 10:15 am / Outside - South End of Church
Young Adult Group / 11:30 am / Table in Fellowship Hall
Visitor's Welcome Room / 11:30 am / Library
UU Voices Reading Group / 12:00 pm / Classroom # 1

Monday, October 15
Bridge Group / 1:00 pm / Children's Chapel
 
Tuesday, October 9
(Rental: DSC Playgroup) / 8:30 am / Nursery
(Rental: Sistering C-U) / 6:00 pm / Children's Chapel
UU Feminist Book Group / 7:00 pm / Library
Social Action Committee Meeting / 7:00 pm / Fellowship Hall

Wednesday, October 10
Last day for content for eNews & Order of Service at noon.
(Rental: ECIRMAC Board Meeting) / 4:00 pm / Children's Chapel
CrUUners Rehearsal / 6:00 pm / Sanctuary
UU History Class: Social Justice Heroes / 6:30 pm / Fellowship Hall
Choir Rehearsal / 7:00 pm / Sanctuary
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UUCUC Contact Information
Regular Church Office Hours
Monday through Friday, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Church Office
(217) 384-8862
Rev. Florence Caplow
Minister
Sherry Bohlen
Membership Coordinator
Michele Townsend Grove
Interim Director of Religious Education
Emily McKown
Youth Coordinator
Matt Sheppard
Music Director
Shornor Vineyard
Custodian and Building Caretaker
Rosalyn Maziarka
Office Administrator
Matthew Gladden
Accompanist
Kate Barton
Events Coordinator
Mary Foltz
Childcare Coordinator
Stephanie Cobb
Sunday Kitchen Helper